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Repo rate remains unchanged at 3.5%

The South African Reserve Bank’s MPC has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged, at 3.5%, to let the actions it took last year trickle down into the economy

Sudan’s government gambles over fuel-subsidy cuts — and people pay the price

Economists question the manner in which the transitional government partially cut fuel subsidies

Wealth taxes and loosening monetary policy is playing with fire

A response to the article ‘Tax the superrich and raise inflation to cut state debt, inequality and poverty’ in the M&G on 10 November

Tax the super rich and raise inflation to cut state debt, inequality and poverty

The richest 10% of South Africans own over 85% of all private wealth and a once-off 25% tax would reduce government debt by more than half. Imagine what a five-year wealth tax could do

Public wage bill is impeding SA’s growth prospects — Busa

Business Unity South Africa is eager to talk to its social partners at Nedlac about how the spiralling public-sector wage bill can be tamed. And the organisation says these talks need to happen soon

The repo rate remains unchanged at 3.5%

Three members of the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee(MPC) have decided to keep rates unchanged at 3.5%

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged

Although economists say there is room now for SARB to cut the repo rate in order to strengthen the economy - the central bank kept it unchanged

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.5%

The rate also helps target inflation. The recent inflation rate is at 4.3% — which is well within the central bank’s target of 3% - 6%

Inflation outlook remains on target

Figures released by Statistics South Africa showed that CPI increased, mainly because of the increased cost of transport and insurance.

Who owns the Reserve Bank?

The SARB has more than 700 shareholders spread across the world with the second highest number of shares in German hands

Eskom’s price hike will hit jobs, place handbrake on economic growth

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa announced that Eskom’s tariffs will increase by 9.4% in 2019, 8.1% in 2020 and 5.2% in 2021

Nersa’s yes — no to Eskom

The power utility will get much less than it asked for, but the new tariffs will still bust pockets

Sudan is Africa’s secret crisis

Having long failed to establish a stable political system, the government of President al-Bashir has presided over a prolonged economic crisis

Inflation rises slightly to 5.1% in October — Stats SA

The South African Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee will be announcing its repo rate decision on Thursday

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis deepens

Zimbabwe’s economy is in dire straits. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to stabilise the economy 'soon' but not everyone is optimistic

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